World Football Challenge: Juventus, Guadalajara to square off

The 14th and final match of the 2011 World Football Challenge has been announced, and it’s a tilt between middleweight champs.

Major League Soccer and CAA Sports revealed on Thursday that Italian power Juventus will take on popular Mexican side CD Guadalajara at 8 pm ET on July 28 at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C.

The 27-time Italian champs, who come to the US armed with new manager Antonio Conte and five squad members from Italy’s 2006 World Cup championship squad (Alessandro del Piero, Gianlugi Buffon, Fabio Grosso, Luca Toni and Vincenzo Iaquinta) will take on Clube Sporting de Portugal on July 23 in Toronto and Club América on July 26 in New York before squaring off against Chivas.

Guadalajara, who also boast a bevy of players with Mexican national team experience — most notably Luis Michel, Jonny Magallón and Alberto Medina — have dates with Spanish powers Real Madrid (July 20 in San Diego) and Barcelona (Aug. 3 in Miami) on either side of their showdown with Juventus.

Ticket information is available at WorldFootballChallenge.com.

2011 Herbalife World Football Challenge schedule

Date Game Venue City Time (ET)
Jul 13 NE Revolution vs. Manchester United Gillette Stadium Foxboro, MA 8 pm
Jul 16 Club América vs. Manchester City AT&T Park San Francisco, CA 8 pm
Jul 16 LA Galaxy vs. Real Madrid LA Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, CA 10 pm
Jul 18 Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Manchester City Empire Field Vancouver, BC 10 pm
Jul 20 CD Guadalajara vs. Real Madrid Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA 11 pm
Jul 23 Chicago Fire vs. Manchester United Soldier Field Chicago, IL 5 pm
Jul 23 Juventus vs. Sporting Clube de Portugal BMO Field Toronto 7 pm
Jul 23 Philadelphia Union vs. Real Madrid Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA

9 pm

Jul 24 LA Galaxy vs. Manchester City Home Depot Center Carson, CA

4 pm

Jul 26 Juventus vs. Club América Citi Field Flushing, NY 7:30 pm
Jul 28 Juventus vs. CD Guadalajara Carter-Finley Stadium Raleigh, NC 8 pm
Jul 30 Barcelona vs. Manchester United FedEx Field Landover, MD 7 pm
Aug 3 Barcelona vs. CD Guadalajara Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL 8 pm
Aug 6 Barcelona vs. Club América Cowboys Stadium Arlington, TX 4 pm

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